Sultana: Two Sisters (A Novel of Moorish Spain)

Sultana: Two Sisters (A Novel of Moorish Spain)

by Lisa J. Yarde


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ISBN-13: 9781939138132
Publisher: Alhambra Press
Publication date: 10/05/2013
Series: Sultana Series , #3
Pages: 458
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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Sultana: Two Sisters (A Novel of Moorish Spain) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lisa Yarde is an amazing author who does not get the attention she deserves. I highly recommend this series.
Mirella More than 1 year ago
Get this book. Get it now! I doubt you’ll be disappointed. I love this series. Sultana: Two Sisters by Lisa J. Yarde continues the saga of the 14th Century Nasrid Dynasty begun with Sultana and Sultana’s Legacy. It is a time of harsh realities, blood baths, and political turmoil. In this, the third novel of this fascinating series, set during the reign of Sultan Abdul Hajjaj Yusuf I of Granada, two women become deadly enemies in the fight for supremacy. Butayna and Maryam vie for the heart of Sultan Yusuf, for whoever captures his love and bears his son, will likely rule the harem.  It is obvious that author Lisa J. Yarde has done extensive research into the era. With vivid detail and expressive prose, she expertly brings the characters to life with all their faults and qualities, emotions and aspirations. The characters always surprise the reader, for their unpredictability and ever changing motivations. As I read and learned more about the two women at the heart of the story, I clearly understood the dangerous times they lived in and what motivated them to do what they did. Through the eyes of these two women, the reader is swept into feelings of lost love, mystery, hardships faced by the characters, betrayal, bitterness, passionate love and forgiveness. The author has a lovely writing style, simple, unencumbered, but beautiful in description and spirit. The characters are complex and with plenty of conflict in their pasts to capture the reader's interest and hold it to the end. To keep the era as authentic as possible, the author does not sugar-coat any of the brutality or realities of the times.  It is a story about the choices one makes during a moment in time and the impact it will have on one's future. There is plenty to contemplate and identify with along with the two women at the heart of the story. A deeply evocative story with plenty of passion to keep you turning the pages long into the night. The Sultana series of novels overflow with intrigue, murder, betrayal, sabotage, treachery, treason, and plenty more. Although they can be read independently of each other, I recommend you begin at the beginning and not miss any of the excitement.